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Crime Science Series


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Crime science is a new way of thinking about and responding to the problem of crime in society. First, crime science is about crime. Instead of the usual focus in criminology on the characteristics of the criminal offender, crime science is concerned with the characteristics of the criminal event. Second, crime science is about science, advocating an evidence-based, problem-solving approach to crime control. Crime scientists actively engage with front-line criminal justice practitioners to reduce crime by making it more difficult for individuals to offend, and making it more likely that they will be detected if they do offend

The Crime Science series is utilitarian in its orientation and multidisciplinary in its foundations, drawing on disciplines from both the social and physical sciences, including criminology, sociology, psychology, geography, economics, architecture, industrial design, epidemiology, computer science, mathematics, engineering, and biology.

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Agent-Based Modelling for Criminological Theory Testing and Development

Agent-Based Modelling for Criminological Theory Testing and Development

1st Edition

Edited By Charlotte Gerritsen, Henk Elffers
November 30, 2020

Agent-Based Modelling for Criminological Theory Testing and Development addresses the question whether and how we can use simulation methods in order to test criminological theories, and if they fail to be corroborated, how we can use simulation to mend and further develop theories. It is by no ...

Realist Evaluation for Crime Science Essays in Honour of Nick Tilley

Realist Evaluation for Crime Science: Essays in Honour of Nick Tilley

1st Edition

Edited By Graham Farrell, Aiden Sidebottom
July 31, 2020

This collection of essays, published to mark the 20th anniversary of Realistic Evaluation, celebrates the work of Professor Nick Tilley and his significant influence on the fields of policing, crime reduction and evaluation. With contributions from colleagues, co-authors and former students, many ...

Problem-Oriented Policing Successful Case Studies

Problem-Oriented Policing: Successful Case Studies

1st Edition

Edited By Michael S. Scott, Ronald V. Clarke
April 17, 2020

Problem-Oriented Policing: Successful Case Studies is the first systematic and rigorous collection of effective problem-oriented policing projects. It includes more than twenty case studies from among the thousands of projects submitted for the Herman Goldstein Award for Excellence in ...

Advances in Evidence-Based Policing

Advances in Evidence-Based Policing

1st Edition

Edited By Johannes Knutsson, Lisa Tompson
March 05, 2019

The evidence-based policing (EBP) movement has intensified in many countries around the world in recent years, resulting in a proliferation of policies and infrastructure to support such a transformation. This movement has come to be associated with particular methods of evaluation and systematic ...

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Strengthening the Links with Crime Science

Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Strengthening the Links with Crime Science

1st Edition

Edited By Rachel Armitage, Paul Ekblom
February 21, 2019

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a practice-oriented approach to reduce the risk of offences such as burglary and fear of crime by modifying the built environment. In recent years, this approach has been criticised for duplicating terminology and for failing to integrate ...

Cybercrime in Progress Theory and prevention of technology-enabled offenses

Cybercrime in Progress: Theory and prevention of technology-enabled offenses

1st Edition

By Thomas J Holt, Adam M Bossler
April 27, 2017

The emergence of the World Wide Web, smartphones, and computers has transformed the world and enabled individuals to engage in crimes in a multitude of new ways. Criminological scholarship on these issues has increased dramatically over the last decade, as have studies on ways to prevent and police...

Superhighway Robbery

Superhighway Robbery

1st Edition

By Graeme R. Newman, Ronald V. Clarke
May 17, 2012

This book, written by two leading authorities in the field, provides a systematic application of concepts of situational crime prevention to internet and e-commerce crime, exploring ways in which concepts of crime prevention developed in other contexts can be fruitfully applied in this new ...

Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

Environmental Criminology and Crime Analysis

2nd Edition

Edited By Richard Wortley, Michael Townsley
October 31, 2016

Environmental criminology is a term that encompasses a range of overlapping perspectives. At its core, the many strands of environmental criminology are bound by a common focus on the role that the immediate environment plays in the performance of crime, and a conviction that careful analyses of ...

Applied Police Research Challenges and opportunities

Applied Police Research: Challenges and opportunities

1st Edition

Edited By Ella Cockbain, Johannes Knutsson
October 31, 2016

Remarkably little has been written about the theory and practice of applied police research, despite growing demand for evidence in crime prevention. Designed to fill this gap, this book offers a valuable new resource. It contains a carefully curated selection of contributions from some of the ...

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Evidence, Policy and Practice

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Evidence, Policy and Practice

1st Edition

By Stephen Smallbone, William L. Marshall, Richard Wortley
May 18, 2016

Public policy responses to child sexual abuse are dominated by interventions designed to take effect only after offenders have already begun offending, and after children have already been sexually abused. Comparatively little attention has been given to alternative prevention strategies – ...

Situational Prevention of Poaching

Situational Prevention of Poaching

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew M Lemieux
July 31, 2015

For centuries, criminologists have looked for scientific ways to study, understand, and ultimately prevent crime. In this volume, a unique offense, poaching, is explored in various contexts to determine what opportunity structures favor this crime and how situational crime prevention may reduce its...

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

Affect and Cognition in Criminal Decision Making

1st Edition

Edited By Jean-Louis van Gelder, Henk Elffers, Danielle Reynald, Daniel S Nagin
July 16, 2015

Research and theorizing on criminal decision making has not kept pace with recent developments in other fields of human decision making. Whereas criminal decision making theory is still largely dominated by cognitive approaches such as rational choice-based models, psychologists, behavioral ...

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